Founder




I was born in the Australian suburb of Parramatta in 1960.

I started playing guitar in 1977.

I was originally influenced by Led Zeppelin
& then later on by Neil Young.

I also found a lot of inspiration in the early days from ...

Crosby, Stills & Nash
Elton John
Ten Years After
Eric Clapton
Joni Mitchell
Deep Purple
The Rolling Stones
Uriah Heep
Free
Seals & Crofts
Chicago
The Who
Joe Walsh
Bread
The Doobie Brothers
Jackson Browne
Crazy Horse
Eagles
Black Sabbath
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Thin Lizzy
Alice Cooper
Cream
John Denver
The Allman Brothers Band
Pink Floyd
Robin Trower
Cat Stevens
Bonnie Raitt
Al Stewart
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
James Taylor
Yes
Dan Fogelberg
Supertramp
Peter Frampton
Emmylou Harris
Atlanta Rhythm Section
10cc
Don McLean
Johnny Winter
Carole King
Bad Company
Simon & Garfunkel
Ted Nugent
Buffalo Springfield
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Linda Ronstadt
America
Roy Buchanan
ZZ Top
David Bowie
Steely Dan
Wings
Fleetwood Mac.

I joined my first band in 1980.

I honed my skills in various rock bands for the next few years.

I did countless gigs throughout the ‘80s & ‘90s.

I was listening during this period to a lot of jazz & blues music by ...

Albert Collins
B.B. King
Peter Green
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Anson Funderburgh
Duke Robillard
Ronnie Earl
Tinsley Ellis
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Robert Cray
Lee Ritenour
Larry Carlton
Wes Montgomery
Danny Gatton
Jimmy Bruno
Martin Taylor
Emily Remler
Mark Whitfield
Jeff Golub
Larry Coryell
Pat Metheny
John Scofield
Mike Stern
Robben Ford
Joe Satriani
Steve Vai
Allan Holdsworth
Frank Gambale.

I played guitar with blues band Smokestack Lightning.

I performed & recorded at radio station 2MBS FM in Sydney.

I backed jazz / blues vocalist Rod Jeffery.

I was guitarist in the Sydney Blues Society house band
performing with members of ...

Foreday Riders
Black Cat Moan
Mighty Reapers
Crosscut Saw
Ray Beadle Band
Night Flight
The Layabouts
Mungo Jerry
The King Bees
Bondi Cigars
The Mal Eastick Band.

I freelanced in many bands throughout Sydney.

I started teaching guitar in the early ‘90s.

I founded The School Of Contemporary Guitar in 1995
& held clinics, workshops & concerts
with a long list of local & international guitar greats.

I hosted events with local guitarists such as ...

Ian Moss
Phil Emmanuel
Mal Eastick
Rick Brewster
Dave Leslie
Rex Goh
Simon Patterson
Jack Jones
Simon Hosford
Rod McCormack
Stuart French
James Muller
Steve McKenna
Tim Rollinson
Stuart Fraser
Ray Beadle
Steve Edmonds
Peter Northcote
Terry Murray
Bruce Reid

& international guitarists such as ...

Mike Stern
Buzz Feiten
Frank Gambale
Ben Butler
Tommy Emmanuel.

I founded Oz Guitar in the year 2000
& since then have taught 1,000s of students
to learn how to play the guitar.

I developed all the curriculum at Oz Guitar.

I composed jamtracks that has been used by students worldwide.

I have transcribed music from a long list of bands & artists.

I can now play guitar in a wide variety of styles such as ...

Pop
Rock
Folk
Blues
Jazz
Classical.

I received many pleasing comments during my career
from some of the most respected artists & educators
in contemporary music.

I have gathered praise from music artists such as ...

Gregg Allman 
Pixie Lott
Elliott Randall
Aimee Allen
Seymour Duncan
Orianthi Panagaris
Tom Principato
Kamilah Marshall
Gabriella Cilmi
Suzi Ragsdale
Montana Tucker
Chloë Leighton
Jordyn Taylor
Stephen Housden
Liz Longley
  
& music educators such as ...

Dale Turner
Tom Kolb
Jude Gold
Michael Fath
Bridget Mermikides
Andrea Morucci
Flávio Gutok
Doug Ross.